February 25th, 2014
Montcalm J. LaRochelle
CUMBERLAND - Montcalm J. "Larry" LaRochelle, 86, of Mendon Rd. Cumberland died Monday at Landmark Medical Center. He was the loving husband of Jeannette M. (Dumont) LaRochelle. They were married on November 24, 1949.
Born and raised in Manville he was a son of the late Adolphe and Edouardina (Gouin) LaRochelle.
Mr. LaRochelle was a veteran of the United States Army serving in the Pacific Theatre during WWII. He received the Victory Medal and the Army of Occupation Medal. He taught dancing for Arthur Murray studios while in Japan.
Susan C. LaBree
PAWTUCKET - Susan C. (Joyce) LaBree, 60, passed away peacefully on Monday, February 24, 2014 surrounded by her family. She was the beloved wife of the late Francis A. LaBree. Born in Attleboro, she was a daughter of Joseph, Sr. and Constance D. (Hanley) Santos and the late Charles L. Joyce.
Susan was a data entry specialist at Apex in the credit department until her retirement several years ago. She enjoyed knitting and crocheting; spending time with children and was the beloved aunt that everyone came to.
CENTRAL FALLS â Should TV news programs dealing with violent or tragic
events come with one of those âparental warningâ notices that precede shows with sexual or violent content?
State Rep. Agostinho Silva said he has heard from parents who think they should and he has introduced legislation he says is aimed at âstarting a conversation,â toward action that would probably have to take place at the federal level.
The language of his bill is fairly broad. It says the Public Utilities
PAWTUCKET â The two-person radio booth for the Pawtucket Red Sox is officially set as newcomer Josh Maurer joins forces with Jeff Levering for the 2014 season.
The 33-year-old Maurer replaces Bob Socci, who left the PawSox last July to become the radio play-by-play broadcaster of the New England Patriots.
The chief executives of the Blackstone Valleyâs two biggest cities, Woonsocket Mayor Lisa Baldelli-Hunt and Pawtucket Mayor Donald Grebien, say they canât tap property taxpayers for the hundreds of thousands of dollars that it would cost their communities to make the changes in the proposed settlement of the state pension lawsuit.
KINGSTON --- The St. Raphael/Providence Country Day/Wheeler co-op team and South Kingstown skated into their crossover contest on Monday afternoon at Boss Arena both sitting on the Division IIâs playoff bubble and desperately needing a win to keep their postseason hopes afloat.
Fortunately for the locals, they stepped up their play and rose to the occasion in this must-win situation and now find themselves sitting on the doorstep to the postseason after a yearâs absence.
PAWTUCKET â Three real estate developers have been given the go-ahead from city officials to submit formal plans to develop the failed hotel property at 45 Division St.
George F. Henry III
LINCOLN - George F. Henry III, of Lincoln, died Sunday at Philip Hulitar Hospice Inpatient Center, Providence. Born in Providence, he was the son of the late George F. and
Shirley A. (Hale) Henry, and step-son of the late Raymond T. Foran.
He was self employed as a home improvement specialist.
Nicholas E. Scofield
CENTRAL FALLS - Nicholas E. Scofield, 31, passed on February 20th after a long fight with Leukemia.
He was the son of Nicholas E. Villella and the late Susan Burke.
Besides his father he is survived by a sister, Gina Villella, two brothers, James and Jason Scofield and his grandmother Alice Burke. Nicholas will be sadly missed by his niece and nephew Kayla and Ryan.
Olimpia C. dos Santos
CUMBERLAND - Olimpia C. (Martins) dos Santos, 90, of High Street, formerly of Lusitana Avenue, Cumberland, passed away Sunday at the Pawtucket Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Pawtucket. She was the wife of the late Jose dos Santos.
Born in Acores, Portugal, she was the daughter of the late Crispim and Barbora (Polonio) Martins. She moved to this country in 1968, settling in Cumberland.
Mrs. dos Santos was employed as a Machine Operator for the American Insulated Wire Company for 10 years, retiring in 1985.
Mary L. Mulberry
PAWTUCKET - Mary L. Mulberry of School Street, Pawtucket passed away, peacefully, on February 21, 2014.
She was the wife of the late David Mulberry and the daughter of the late William and Gertrude (Fallon) Bowker.
Mrs. Mulberry was a retired nurse who enjoyed cooking, singing and Jeopardy.
She is survived by her daughters, Beth Schultz of Attleboro MA, and Carrie Mulberry of Pawtucket. She is also survived by her grandsons, Timothy and Samuel Schultz.
Alzira C. Lemos
CUMBERLAND - Alzira C. (Martins) Lemos, 92, of Broad Street died Saturday, February 22, 2014 at Chestnut Terrace Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, East Providence. She was the wife of the late Albano A. Lemos. After her husband's death in 1983, she has resided with Martinho and Helena Batista.
Born in Portugal, a daughter of the late Jacinto and Arminda (Mendes) Martins, she had lived in Cumberland for over 40 years.
She was a communicant of Our Lady of Fatima Church, Cumberland.
Raymond F. Murray
PAWTUCKET - Raymond F. Murray, 89, passed away Friday February 21st, 2014 , peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family.
He was the beloved husband of Arlene F. (Kingsbury) Murray for over 58 years. Born in Pawtucket he was the son of the late James J. and Mary (Smith) Murray.
Raymond was a Veteran of WWII serving 6 years with the Merchant Marines. He proudly served 35 years with the Pawtucket Fire Dept., retiring as Battalion Chief in 1984.
PAWTUCKET -- Itâs hard to believe that gleeful cries of âbingoâ on a girlsâ night out would one day turn into tearful cries for help in dealing with an obsession that almost cost one local woman her self-respect, job and family.
Itâs gambling addiction, and for those caught up in it, the mental and physical pain and collateral damage to loved ones can be just as devastating and difficult to overcome as alcohol or drug addiction.
LINCOLN --- After a 14-month odyssey that saw him venture through five different states outside of New England and earn seven wins along the way, Toka Kahn-Clary was more than delighted to come home to Rhode Island this past weekend and fight in front of his family and friends.
Fighting in the co-feature of Classic Entertainment & Sportsâ aptly-named âHome Sweet Homeâ card at the Twin River Event Center, Kahn-Clary gave his gathering of fans a surge of excitement by knocking out Miamiâs Carlos Fulgencio 1:10 into the second round of their featherweight fight.
PAWTUCKET â With this being âSenior Night,â and prior to a monumental Division II-Central clash against unbeaten West Warwick, Tolman High mentor Mike Kayata took a few minutes to describe to the crowd the qualities of his three soon-to-be graduates.
In closing, he told the 250-plus fans on hand, âNow let's play some basketball.â
He seemed a bit nervous at the time, but â turns out â there was little reason. Man, did his Tigers deliver!
CUMBERLAND â When Paul H. Rose was a young boy growing up in East Providence, his mother was always leery about what little woodland critter she might find hiding underneath his bed.
Snakes, frogs, grasshoppers, it didnât matter. If he could catch it, he brought it home.
âIâve loved animals ever since I was a little boy,â he says, âMy mother was always afraid of what she might find in the basement on any given day.â
Nearly 60 years later, Rose is still fascinated by the animal kingdom, and has devoted most of his life to looking after the welfare of creatures great and small.
PAWTUCKET â With more snow, such as has been the case this winter, comes more requests for shoveling assistance for the cityâs elderly residents. Hoping to boost volunteer participation in a program that works to shovel sidewalks for seniors, Mayor Donald Grebien held a press conference on Friday to enlist more volunteers.
Thomas J. McCarthy Sr
LINCOLN - Thomas J. McCarthy Sr., 65, of Betty St. passed away Thursday at home surrounded by his family. He was the beloved husband of Deborah A. (Palin) McCarthy.
Born in Pawtucket he was the son of the late Charles and Marion (Gallager) McCarthy Sr. He resided in Lincoln for the past 38 years.
Thomas was employed by the R.I. State Police and had worked out of the Wickford Barracks for 18 1/2 years until his retirement in 2012.
He was a communicant of St. Jude Church, Lincoln and was a member of the Laborers International Local 808.
Joseph F. Palana
SEEKONK - Joseph F. Palana, 92, of Newman Ave., passed away peacefully on Wednesday, February 19, 2014. He was the beloved husband of Dorothy M. (Taipe) Palana for 32 years. Born in Central Falls, a son of the late John and Mary (Donato) Palana, he resided in Seekonk since 1954.
Joe was a World War II U.S. Coast Guard veteran; member of the Armistice Post American Legion and the Attleboro Lodge of Elks. He was a communicant of Our Lady Queen of Martyrs Parish, Seekonk, (formerly St. Mary Parish) and a member of the OLQM Senior Saints.